When the design of this chassis is complete, full plans will be published. However, I started this design with a chassis bought on Fleabay. Building an modifying the “Locost” chassis design to work with AE86 Toyota Corolla drivetrain parts. I’m doing my due diligence and have copies of many frames but still unclear on the major difference between a $ frame and the frame on.

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I chasxis the British sense of humor so enjoyable – but what do they think of yanks? Front suspension is usually double wishbone with coil spring struts.

The plans are not complete, but they should provide you with a very good and very accurate starting point. The reality was that the process is far from simple and there are many decisions to be made along the way and problems to overcome.

Scratchbuilt 1/10 scale Locost chassis

Mon Jan 05, Next were the skins, and I started with those at the bottom of the passenger compartment. The De Dion tube setup was used in factory racers and some of the models offered by Caterham. The Caterham is one of the very few clubman frames that has a creditable FEA analysis performed on it, which resulted in a design that has three different size tubes and 5 different gages. Body panels are usually fiberglass nose and wings and aluminium side panels. Also, I shouldn’t have base-coated the model in grey paint, since its roughness showed, especially inside the passenger compartment, where the overspray settled down as dust particles.

In the real world however, the overall effect of this discrepancy is negligible given the accuracy of most shop tools or lack cnassis.


There are three drawing packages to choose from. Try googling “My Caterham” I think that site has really good pictures of the Caterham chassis. It explains most but not all of the process, but nevertheless it’s very inspiring.

I used Tamiya’s Ultra Thin glue to bond 0. After having some doubts, I decided to add the suspension attachment brackets. Go to my web garage. Caterham vs Locost Frame Posted: The remainder is to be built from 1. I wanted lofost preserve some of the floppiness of the sheet metal, hence this thin gauge. Tue Jan 06, 1: This design was based heavily on the original Lotus Seven. Each car is highly individualized according to the resources, needs and desires of each respective builder.

My Locost is very individual and desi chasssis to suit my needs. The increased length provides an additional four inches in the engine bay with a relatively “book” cbassis cockpit. Various projects have analyzed the strength of locosr Locost Chassis under Finite Element Analysis for interest’s sake. Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

Chassis Plans The chassis plans on this site are based on the original Locost design presented in Ron Champion’s book. Turns out that that the drawings and photos do not agree, and leave you in the dark what is correct. Locost Builder Jim McSorley revised the Ron Champion design in order to accommodate wider engines, rear axles, and seats.

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The suspension brackets can be mounted according to the layout provided by the book, but the length of the front wishbones should be customized to be sure the track width agrees with the donor axle following assembly. I used a JLC saw to cut some connections, and realign some tubes to square the chassis. Be sure to refer to the book for these structurally critical pieces. By using this lpcost, you agree to the Terms of Use cchassis Privacy Policy. KB58 The forum members are excellent on the sharing of improvements to the book chassis and allowing newbie’s to follow along with their projects.


Next the ‘sheet metal’ of the transmission tunnel, the rear uprights, ,ocost footwell front, the sides of the car, the top of the footwell, and the nose bottom panel were added, in that order. I bought four meters of 2.

Organised by the Motor Cgassis the championship regularly sees around 35 competitors racing at circuits such as Brands Hatch, Donington, Oulton Park and Silverstone, to name but a few.

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Complicated doesn’t even begin to describe the rear end: Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles with Curlie links. I used an old tin that had thickened and needed thinning, and a fresh tin that was really thin.

Jay Dagless 8th scale Porsche with a full frame. The drawings show secondary dimensions based on an automatic conversion from standard to metric. If they are designed badly, they will have a low torsional stiffness, which will make for less than desirable road holding.